How to Care for Stained Glass in Houston Homes, Churches, or Hotels

How to Care for Stained Glass in Houston Homes, Churches, or Hotels

Stained glass may seem like an easy medium to take care of– many Houston property owners assume that they’re low maintenance requirements are similar to other windows and glass products. Stained glass actually requires unique, specialized care that differs from other windows and glass panels. Providing the proper care can actually promote longer lifespan in addition to keeping it in wonderful condition. Properly cared for stained glass can really increase property value and improve curb appeal, continue inspiring congregations, attract new customers, and much more.

Proper Stained Glass Care and Upkeep for Your Houston Home, Church, or Hotel

Houston Stained Glass recommends regular cleaning of any stained glass piece to avoid dirt buildup and overexposure to moisture and other elements that can accelerate deterioration. When cleaning stained glass, it’s pertinent to avoid commercial window cleaners. Commercial window cleaners all contain harsh chemicals and components that actually promote deterioration of the lead came, which holds stained glass together. In order to not jeopardize your stained glass’ structural integrity, combining a blend of warm water and neutral-pH soap is the best, gentle solution. This combination won’t disintegrate the lead came and ensures all dirt and impurities are gone. In addition to regular cleanings, it’s important to consistently check for signs of deterioration. These signs may include warped glass shape, lead came falling apart, white dust, and much more. We can always assist you in identifying these symptoms.

Stained Glass Restoration Process for Houston Homes, Churches, and Hotels

Stained glass restoration is actually a required process that typically happens when your stained glass reaches around the 75 year to 100 year mark. Proper restoration can add another century to your stained glass’ lifespan and can be done over and over.

For more information regarding stained glass restoration or cleaning techniques, please contact us or call: (832) 548-4955

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